Tuesday, August 2 2011
Neurotic New Yorkers, Queer Mavericks, Swedish close-ups and the art of putting a microphone on every person on set are but a few of the themes explored in PopMatters' first group of ten essential directors, Chantal Akerman through Bernardo Bertolucci. Please note that any perceived omissions were likely on purpose...
Wednesday, November 10 2010
Forty years on, McCabe & Mrs. Miller remains Vancouver’s cinematic benchmark. By the time McCabe rolled into production, M*A*S*H had made Robert Altman a star, and he returned to Vancouver with his core team to create a Western like no other in film history.
Thursday, January 24 2008
A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.
Wednesday, June 20 2007
When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.
Friday, January 5 2007
Robert Altman's films often reveal in dreams the strangeness of being alive. This more than anything sums up the timeless greatness of Altman at his best, and starts to convey what’s lost when cinema is thought of as commodity rather than art.
Wednesday, February 8 2012
These two early curiosities from Robert Altman's career are available on-demand.
Thursday, February 11 2010
This film is a smoldering evisceration of male hypocrisy, pretense, racial anxiety, and sexual panic that would give Neil LaBute pause.
Monday, October 16 2006
That a down home jamboree could be interesting to heavy-metal loving middle school students speaks to its wide.
Thursday, July 20 2006
Altman has quite an anecdotal history among his faithful. Any book that claims to dig deeper really has to deliver.
Friday, June 9 2006
A Prairie Home Companion combines typical Altman strategies, like overlapping dialogue and converging multiple storylines, as well as his fanatical appreciation for the process of creating art.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
3 Women is a godsend. It represents Altman's ultimate interior masterpiece.
Tuesday, August 2 2011
100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.
Wednesday, June 29 2011
Leaving Godard aside, ReFramed explores the pure entertainment value of Robert Altman's oft-dismissed California Split.